The Ironman Vineman Results 2016 featured great racing in Sonoma County, California on July 30.
The pros raced for prize money and Kona Ranking Points toward the quickly approaching Ironman Hawaii Championship set to go in the Fall. There were also 40 Ironman Hawaii Championship qualifying spots for the top age group athletes.
With August just around the corner the race for World Championship ranking points takes center stage in every WTC event where pros meet up.
Pedro Gomes was on the initial start list but not yet positive if he will race yet. Sometimes pros enter multiple races before finalizing their schedule. Gomes was second in the recent Ironman Canada 2016 in Whistler behind Andy Potts and may still be in recovery mode.
Kyle Buckingham, Guy Crawford, Chris McDonald and Richie Cunningham also have strong podium potential in this race.
MALE PRO START LIST
Biessmann, Max Brandon, Barrett Buckingham, Kyle Crawford, Guy Cunningham, Richie Gerlach, Thomas Gomes, Pedro Goncalves, Rafael Granet, Nicholas Langfield, Andrew Laughery, Colin Lubinski, Jim Maclean, Doug McDonald, Chris Quezada Ruiz, Sergio Shearon, Jonathan Vondracek, Jesse Young, Dantley
As expected, Pedro Gomes did not start. However it wouldn’t be the first time a pro did Ironman races one week apart. Guy Crawford, Thomas Gerlach, and Andrew Langfield were also entered but did not start.
However, most of the top male pros did start. It was Rafael Goncalves of Brazil edging out Barrett Brandon of the USA in the swim. With swim times of 49:17 and 49:19 respectively they were the only two male pros to break the 50 minute mark. Kyle Buckingham was third in 52:46.
MALE PRO SWIM TIMES
Goncalves, Rafael 00:49:17 Brandon, Barrett 00:49:19 Buckingham, Kyle 00:52:46 Granet, Nicholas 00:52:49 Cunningham, Richie 00:52:54 Biessmann, Max 00:54:45 McDonald, Chris 00:55:37 Shearon, Jonathan 00:55:38 Vondracek, Jesse 00:55:40 Quezada Ruiz, Sergio 00:57:42 Laughery, Colin 00:59:34 Maclean, Doug 00:59:35 Lubinski, Jim 01:07:12 Young, Dantley 01:10:05
It was Kyle Buckingham in the lead just past the halfway point of the 112-mile bike course. Richie Cunningham and Barret Brandon were about a minute back in second and third. It was about another minute further back to Jonathon Shearon and Chris McDonald.
At the 85 mile mark Buckingham was still in the lead with a group of four about 3:30 back taking up the chase. This group included Cunningham, Shearon, Brandon, and McDonald.
Buckingham built on his lead all the way to the bike/run transition and when he began the 26.2-mile marathon had a lead of around five minutes over Chris McDonald and Richie Cunningham.
TOP FIVE MEN AFTER SWIM AND BIKE
Buckingham, Kyle 00:52:46 04:30:39 McDonald, Chris 00:55:37 04:32:58 Cunningham, Richie 00:52:54 04:35:24 Shearon, Jonathan 00:55:38 04:33:41 Brandon, Barrett 00:49:19 04:43:24
Kyle Buckingham didn’t slow down a bit on the run. Through the halfway marker at just over 13 miles his lead had grown to 9:30 over Chris McDonald. Jonathon Shearon was in third 11:20 back of the leader.
At the 21 mile mark the lead was virtually the same for Buckingham as he headed into the final stages of the marathon.
Kyle Buckingham takes top spot on the podium in the Ironman Vineman results 2016 with a winning time of 8:27:58.
MALE PRO FINISH TIMES
Buckingham, Kyle 08:27:58 McDonald, Chris 08:34:53 Shearon, Jonathan 08:39:24 Brandon, Barrett 08:44:17 Cunningham, Richie 08:46:39 Lubinski, Jim 08:57:40 Vondracek, Jesse 09:00:36 Maclean, Doug 09:02:18 Laughery, Colin 09:13:53 Granet, Nicholas 09:17:46 Biessmann, Max 10:03:17 Quezada Ruiz, Sergio 10:56:55
Sarah Piampiano rated highly in the pro female field and was capable of claiming a spot on the podium for the pro women in the Ironman Vineman 2016 results. Kate Bevilaqua could also challenge for a podium placing on her best effort.
FEMALE PRO START LIST
Bevilaqua, Kate Cargiulo, Katy Casey, Terry Juhart, Monica McCauley, Jocelyn Paulson, Ashley Piampiano, Sarah Smith, Jessica Wiens, Kyra
It was Monica Juhart of Australia and Jessica Smith of the USA claiming the fastest swim time for the pro women with identical times of 57:35. Kate Bevilaqua was third just seven seconds behind the two leaders.
FEMALE PRO SWIM TIMES
Juhart, Monica 00:57:35 Smith, Jessica 00:57:35 Bevilaqua, Kate 00:57:42 Casey, Terry 01:01:58 Wiens, Kyra 01:04:51 Piampiano, Sarah 01:08:58 Cargiulo, Katy 01:10:29 Paulson, Ashley 01:15:34
As the pro women passed through the halfway mark of the bike it was Sarah Piampiano of the USA storming into the lead after being about ten minutes off the pace in the swim. She took over the lead from swim leader Monica Juhart of Australia.
Jessica Smith of the USA was in third place just over five minutes back of the leader and close behind was Australian Kate Bevilaqua in fourth who is always a threat to post an excellent run split and work her way onto the podium.
Sarah Piampiano is a force on the run. By the 17 mile mark she had a huge lead on the rest of the field and was on her way to victory.
Ashley Paulson passed Jessica Smith and moved into second place but was over 35 minutes back of the leader.
Piampiano crosses the finish line first in the Ironman Vineman results 2016 in a time of 9:19:05.
FEMALE PRO FINISH TIMES
Piampiano, Sarah 09:19:05 Paulson, Ashley 10:03:38 Smith, Jessica 10:17:17 Wiens, Kyra 10:19:40 Cargiulo, Katy 10:36:41 Casey, Terry 10:42:26
Top age-group finishers Ironman Vineman results 2016
Koester, Jen 11:05:14 Peirtsegaele, Elke 11:33:38 Handy, Paige 11:46:37 Small, Lauren 11:47:39 Ramos, Andrea 12:19:15 Tsoucas, Daphne 12:22:52 Wigley, Erika 13:41:23 Leeka, Audrey 14:01:42 Ward, Mackenzie 14:21:54 Fernandez, Cristina 14:59:14
Reid, Aj 09:57:44 Casino, Joseph 10:04:52 Farvard, Rod 10:09:15 Carey, Mitch 10:29:16 Hennessy, Ross 11:00:04 Martinez, Caleb 11:05:46 Weinstein, Nolan 11:08:43 Arnone, Brady 11:13:24 Reed, Jose 11:31:48
Camacho, Melissa 10:35:22 Thompson, Stephanie 10:47:48 Barnwell, Carolyn 11:23:50 Storton, Meredith 11:54:13 Sosdian, Erin 11:56:41 Fritsch, Katie 12:25:29 Wyszynski, Brittaney 12:31:09 Pishny, Mary 12:37:32 Mosey, Britney 12:38:28 Ransom, Holly 12:54:45
Winton, David 09:53:48 Maedel, Nicholas 09:56:16 Mercer, Robert 10:00:39 Lovelace, Benjamin 10:14:25 Taylor, Craig 10:28:14 Ching, Diego 10:34:51 Matson, John 10:52:32 Papa, Ron 10:53:05 Watterson, Finbarr 10:54:40 Skipper-Joer, Rasmus 10:55:04
Lea, Caroline 10:14:47 Widenmann Mualchin, Danielle 10:23:46 Lawhorn, Kristin 10:34:09 Kielar, Kayla 10:35:14 Mata, Cristina 10:46:48 Baker, Mallory 11:13:03 Hardin, Ekaterina 11:26:47 Prochnow, Heather 11:28:42 Arcoverde Cavalcanti, Nancy 11:34:45 Chapman, Shannon 11:42:57
Moncada, Carlos 09:20:32 Carlson, Adam 09:23:47 Krzesinski, Adam 09:25:25 Davis, Matthew 09:36:35 Campbell, Stephen 09:48:16 Foster, Reid 09:49:50 Samples, Justin 09:55:24 O'Sullivan, James 10:00:31 Wheale, Blake 10:01:52 Meaker, Ben 10:02:08
Heidrich, Carrie 10:38:41 Zavala, Leslie 10:49:45 Dickinson, Nancy 11:03:57 D'Anna, Amy 11:06:12 Wreski, Erin 11:10:13 Gunn, Kelly 11:14:12 Walker, Rebekah 11:22:18 Abbett, Elizabeth 11:42:35 Timm, Keli 11:42:42 Blain, Christine 11:43:46
Ferreira Da Silva Neto, Antonio 09:13:55 Ford, Jacob 09:28:59 Urbina, Ricardo 09:32:30 Erdelyi, Jonathan 09:45:30 Beers, Nicholas 09:52:33 Hill, Adam 09:55:17 Doronin, Victor 09:59:57 Wooten, Mark 10:00:48 Kouladjian, Sebastian 10:08:26 Cruz, David 10:12:27
Tobey, Rachel 10:18:56 Stephenson, Nell 10:36:41 Wenster, Alison 11:04:57 Darden, Noelle 11:17:46 Toyokawa, Yuki 11:25:46 Boehm, Simone 11:27:08 Simmons, Michelle 11:32:58 Zamora, Tina 11:45:10 Allen, Jannelle 11:48:51 Narvaez Moreno,Mirthala 11:54:51
Coady, Kevin 09:21:57 Napolitano, Rudy 09:31:16 Hobi, Sam 09:43:11 Mounts, Darren 09:43:19 Lipscomb, Andrew 09:54:41 Rexach, Tintin 09:54:52 McMurphy, Bancroft 09:55:00 Weatherhead, Lee 09:56:50 Guerineau, Laurent 10:07:43 Johnson, Dean 10:19:29
Jorgensen, Rachelle 10:54:03 Bladinieres-Jones,Nusha 10:54:50 Jackson, Tana 11:19:14 Datwyler, Jennifer 11:24:19 Desrochers, Christine 11:33:18 Holbrook James, Sandra 11:35:58 Chavez, Carrie 11:37:45 Nagle, Melinda 11:41:25 Turner, Tracey 12:01:22 Cardenas, Kim 12:11:20
McCarty, Van 09:30:26 Fieldhack, Jeff 09:34:21 Heidvogel, Rick 09:53:35 Schwarze, Stephan 09:56:48 Maya, Francisco 10:01:57 Stott, Darrel 10:02:26 Stegall, Brandon 10:05:47 Hon, Chad 10:05:55 Harr, Eric 10:15:06 Toyokawa, Hideki 10:23:52
Winkler, Kathy 11:05:36 Ruby, Jodi 11:11:22 Parr, Kathleen 11:15:18 Lintereur, Clare 12:06:35 Bacal, Susan 12:07:22 Harwood, Joanne 12:18:45 Hughes, Michele 12:23:50 Kopas, Sue 12:28:12 Smith, Karen B 12:34:23 Hoffman, Karyn 12:36:00
Allen, James 10:03:24 Sheeper, Tim 10:14:22 Dimatteo, Salvatore 10:32:39 Gregg, Rebby 10:36:38 Behler, Steve 10:43:39 Terry, Joe 11:07:21 McEvoy, Richard 11:10:40 Oliveira, Samuel 11:17:04 Myer, Paul 11:21:47 Jonas, Jeff 11:35:29
Reed, Pam 11:50:52 Mirly, Cindy (cynthia) 12:27:18 Raine, Kim 12:37:08 Hajjar, Rose 12:41:04 Reinhart, Jennifer 12:45:56 Kelso, Colleen 12:46:28 Ramon, Chacha 13:07:32 Schulter, Sylvia 13:18:22 Jahnke, Dawn 13:44:40 Canedy, Lisa 13:57:04
Wilson, John 10:22:46 Glaus, Eric 10:56:42 Chavez, Steve 10:59:24 Krause, Jeff 11:06:22 Saadus, Allan 11:12:32 Monica, Tom 11:22:46 Wally, Ron 11:28:02 Wares, Michael 11:46:49 Malloy, Edward 11:49:09 Crowley, Richard 11:51:32
Rosen, Patricia 13:07:41 Gersitz, Lorraine 13:34:51 Spackman, Camilla 13:39:44 Bonnett, Karen 13:50:41 Hancey, Sheri 14:52:50 Clavell, Teri 15:49:17 Dang, Toan 16:31:01
Madden, Kurt 11:12:14 Baum, Jack 11:19:45 Myrick, Darrell 12:19:23 Boylan, Scott 12:25:10 Ellis, Rob 12:44:47 Park, Stewart 12:48:10 Lungren, Brian 12:59:23 Towne, Robert 13:04:47 Polson, Rory 13:06:22 Mozena, John 13:12:18 Simms, Rob 13:34:36 Fountain, Eldred 14:00:04 Davis, Bill 14:11:03 Atsalis, Tom 14:21:51 Pfeiffer, Jeff 14:22:05
Beith, Kathleen 16:14:25
Wien, Mike 11:30:28 Brockus, Charles 11:44:30 Jordan, Bob 12:19:27 Anders, Ralph 13:20:54 Marashi, Fred 13:33:46 Kelly, Michael 14:03:21 Wragg, John 14:36:44 Miyokawa, Kazutoshi 14:38:58 Rosenfeld, David 14:48:34 Kama, William 15:01:09 Kunimoto, Killy 15:01:49 Goodman, Steve 15:49:42 Short, Barry 15:51:07 Pagliughi, Ken 15:52:19 Kessler, Gary 16:20:18 Pepper, Larry 17:09:00
Mine, Warren 15:30:57 Todd, Zane 16:07:54
Eastwood, Raymond 15:58:13
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